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Local Meetings and Worshipping Groups are drawn together in a series of Regional Meetings, which are the basic administrative bodies for Quakers in Australia. Regional Meetings are largely structured along State and Territory lines, although the Northern Territory is combined with South Australia, and Canberra Regional Meeting also covers the southern part of New South Wales. Regional Meetings meet regularly for business purposes and have a number of officers and committees. They are responsible for membership matters, for considering various business subjects of their own and for the whole of Australia, and for raising money. They, too, are guided by our Handbook of Practice and Procedure in Australia.
Quakers and COVID-19
During COVID-19, most Friends around Australia were meeting online. Many Friends are now meeting in person or joining hybrid meetings where some meet in person and others join the same meeting online. You can find more information about how Friends are currently meeting (for worship, for singing, for poetry, for walking, etc.) by visiting the relevant Regional Meeting page below and contact the Clerk to find out what's happening in your region.
Online Meetings for Worship
To find the details for nation-wide and international Meetings for Worship, visit the Meetings for Worship page.